NVIDIAs' DirectX11 capable 'GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470' GPUs

NVIDIA announced first 2 GPUs of their GeForce GTX 400 Series product line which support DirectX 11: GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470. GTX 480 will be available at retail for an estimated price of $499 USD and the GTX 470 will be available at retail for an estimated price of $349 USD. Previously […]

NVIDIA announced first 2 GPUs of their GeForce GTX 400 Series product line which support DirectX 11: GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470. GTX 480 will be available at retail for an estimated price of $499 USD and the GTX 470 will be available at retail for an estimated price of $349 USD. Previously known by the codename “GF100”, GTX 480 and GTX 470 are based on NVIDIA’s new Fermi architecture. With Windows 7’s DirectX 11, GTX 480 and GTX 470 can offer some impressive effects through scalable hardware tessellation. Tessellation offers ability to create rich detail in through either games or software apps with geometric realism – it’s better at doing geometric processing. A realistic render of water with one of these GPUs renders up to 1.6 billion triangles a second! Through SLI, two GTX 480s together offer up a 90% performance increase in scaling. GTX 400 Series GPUs bring to market NVIDIA’s new 3D Vision Surround Technology. With 3D Vision Surround, you can do full HD gaming in 3D across 3 HD monitors at 5760x1080 resolution! 3D Vision Surround also supports gaming across non-3D capable displays as well. To enable 3D Vision Surround, 2 GTX 400 Series GPUs with SLI and 3D Vision capable displays and glasses are required. NVIDIA will be providing software with each that showcases capabilities of GTX 480 and GTX 470. NVIDIA’s Design Garage application lets you create and design a car that utilizes things like DirectX 11 and real-time “ray tracing” (the tracing of light for shapes and shadows), one of the first consumer GPUs to offer such a feature.
 

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